Downtown to host spring festival this weekend

Visitors to the Vieux Marche or Town Green this Saturday will find a daylong “Hop to the Vieux” spring festival with arts and crafts booths, a farmers market, and Easter Egg Hunt.

Biloxi Main Street along with the city and non-profit organizations are sponsoring the affair, which has a daylong schedule of events:

7 a.m. – Farmers Market opens on Town Green. (The city’s Farmers Market, incidentally, marks its new season April 4 at 8:30 a.m. at I-110 and Howard Avenue.)

9:30 a.m. – Easter Bunny appearance, with music by Rochambeau, Don Hupp, Hannah Albers, Doo-wops and Ame’.

10 a.m. – Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Town Green.

Among the other attractions: the Slavonian Lodge Ladies will be selling pusharatas; artists scheduled to showcase their work include Linda and Vern Nix, Mary and Justin Moran, Katryna Twilbeck, Jean Magee and Linda Theobald; and the Gulf Coast Symphony Guild will sell the cookbook “Encore! Encore!”

Artists interested in participating in “Hop to the Vieux” should contact Kay Miller, Main Street Director at 435-6339 or via e-mail at